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three, jenna bush hager will be joining us. she herself having been a teacher. we'll share some thoughts about that. and then we're going to take a turn toward the holidays. we've got three amazing gingerbread homes. these are more than homes. these are incredible structures. >> gingerbread mansions? >> some mansions. one is a cathedral. >> i've been nibbling at those all morning. is that wrong? >> i know. i wanted to speak to you about that. three finalists competing in our quest for the best competition. how will the cookie crumble? we'll find out. >>> also, if you still have christmas shopping, we have some must-have tech gifts for you from old school pacman, ghost lamp, the a remote controlled angry bird. >> we're calling it "tech the halls." >> i like that. did you just come up with that? >> yeah. not really. >>> but first, we want to get the latest on newtown, connecticut. let's go to natalie morales. good morning again to you. >> good morning. with just a week to go until christmas, you see the christmas tree in the center of town is now growing into a makeshift memorial. it's cov
about the crisis in syria as nbc news learns the syrian military is awaiting final orders to use chemical weapons on its own people. what can the u.s. government do to avoid a catastrophe? >>> dire warning. 26 days left until the deadline and a top official says the president is willing to go off the fiscal cliff if necessary. and some republicans signal they may be ready to give in on a key sticking point. >>> and heading home, a smiling duchess of cambridge and prince william leave the hospital this morning, four days after she checked in with extreme morning sickness. we're live in london today, thursday, december 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah gurthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. nice images to see out of london over the past couple of days. we've been watching duchess of cambridge. she seemed a little shaky as she held the railing. we're going to have more on that story and, of course, the ridiculous
're smiling. they're getting ready to party as new year's eve is almost upon us. we say good morning to them. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. have you made any new year's resolutions? >> not yet. i never finish them. what's the point? >> we're going to give you advice on how to best keep your new year's resolutions. a lot of us have them. keeping them is the tricky part. >>> some people, i'm told, like to have a drink or two on new year's eve. we're going to give you some special drinks, new cocktails you may want to sample yourself on monday night. >>> and in "today's" take three, something a lot of people may be grappling with, when to take down the christmas tree. some people say wait until after the new year. some people say immediately. >> some people say it's good luck to do it on certain days or bad luck to wait too long. >> the needles are starting to fall off. >> well, you have to water it. >> oh. >> yes, details. >>> let's get over to natalie morales with a check of today's top stories. good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, every
as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and president barack obama who in a statement said he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free. the american navy s.e.a.l. sacrifice has not been lost on dr. joseph's family who, in a statement relea
simpson used the holiday to confirm she is pregnant once again. she tweetd a picture of her 7-month-old daughter maxwell with the words "big sis." >>> in mobile, alabama, for us this morning, jim cantore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. storm prediction center said we had as many as 34 tornadoes yesterday. average for the month of december is 26. church behind me here heavily damaged, two sections of the roof have been torn off and dropped below. christmas morning, that church was full of people and parishioners attending christmas service. power poles have been taken down as well. the last thing people in mobile expected on christmas day was to be cleaning up after a tornado. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown mobile, alabama, late tuesday afternoon, a tornado touched down in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in
. have that bank vault open for us tomorrow when we come in. i won't do it, dude! you won't do it? well this is a sample of what you'll get if you don't. hey, what's going on here?! you keep out of this! oh no you don't, stranger! ♪ ♪ ♪ now john, maybe you can tell me what this is all about. ♪ just a misunderstanding. a personal matter. why don't you keep your nose out of things that don't concern you? maybe i made a mistake. i guess maybe you did, and i aim to correct it later. this doesn't change things any between us. ♪ who were those men, and why were they after you? i'd rather not talk about it. i appreciate your help, and it's not important, really. ♪ ♪ i'm sorry the baby was asl you and john must really be happy with a nice little daughter like that. oh, we are. everything's just perfect. i saw john yesterday; he seemed to be worried about something. is there anything wrong? well... no, i don't think so. i thought maybe i could help if anything was wrong. well thanks roy
. the videos that made us laugh, cry and cringe in 2012. we are going to look back at four of the year's most talked about internet sensations as the stars of them join us live in the studios, thursday, december 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the party music on for a reason. it's someone's birthday in this room today. happy birthday, savannah. >> thank you. i'm getting my musical request for today. a little techovibe. >> we will have the carbon daters to take us back to the day you were born. >> do you need to tweet out my age? >> i gave some hints. >> turning 30, very excited about that. >> we'll let you have that one. >> a lot of wind in the new york area. other parts of the northeast, it is a blanket of snow. >> other areas could see two feet by the time the storm is done. >>> mark zuckerberg's own sister with a post of holiday settings she said was posted ju
fellas is following us, jewel. we better find out. ♪ ♪ now you stay here, old gal. i don't want you getting hurt just when you're starting to enjoy living. you stay here. ♪ webster, go around behind him. try not to hit him, though. we want him about to talk. ♪ ♪ bullet! nice going, scotty. well you didn't do so bad yourself, roy. and me and jewel is mighty greatful to ya. you're not very choosy about the kind of company you keep. what's the story. well, you see, me and jewel was riding along... we was having a little fun with the old coot. that's a pretty rough kind of fun. i think we better go back to town and have a talk with the sheriff. that would be doing us a favor, mister. you coming along, scotty? no, i roy, don't think i better. you see, i struck it rich. and tomorrow i'm going to start living like a real royal king. me and jewel. i understand, scotty. we'll see you later. thank ye. come
of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see en
firefight in syria. they had been kidnapped and held for five days. this morning, they are with us live and will tell us what happened. >>> everyday hero. she was the principal who laid down her life for her students in the tragic school shooting in connecticut. what her daughter wants the world to know about her mother. >>> and a deal in sight this morning. republicans and democrats could be closer than ever to an agreement on the fiscal cliff today. tuesday, december 18th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. we've had some terrible news to cover recently. we have such great news this morning that we can share with everyone. our friend and colleague richard engel and his team have been freed unharmed and there they are. we look forward to talking to all of them to find out about their ordeal. >> a lot of us are exhaling this morning. of course, we'll get the latest from n
in on celebrations there and around the world. >> then we'll catch up with three women that had us talking in 2012, including a mom that sparked debate over this picture. and an anchor who caught flack about her weight. >>> andrea mitchell joins us with the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> her spokesman called a blood clot stemming from the concussion she had sustained earlier. the administration's most high profile frequent flyer, 112 countries, nearly 1 million miles, more than 400 days of travel, now grounded under doctor's care at new york presbyterian after a spokesman says physicians discovered a blood clot wednesday. onny whirlwind trip, she picked up a stomach virus that led to dehydration that led to a fall, a concussion and now, her aides say, a blood clot. >> she's had a very real accident and is recovering from it. she will be back. >> reporter: for three weeks, clinton has been out of the office, but still working while recovering at home. her concussion caused her to miss a grilling. her deputies went instead. >> secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus
to know there's to many people there for us. it's sad that he'll never get it to live his life, but i'm happy that we got the six years that we did with him. he was an amazing boy. >> nbc's ron mott reporting that. the nra's laperriere said we need to work towards fixingle mental health salmonella and continue prosecutor violent felons with guns. here's natalie. >>> with eight days left until the fiscal cliff deadline and the nation's leaders on a holiday break, there is mounting skepticism about the chances of reaching a deal in time. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is in hawaii where the first family is spending the holidays. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. president obama begins day three of his hawaiian holiday. white house officials say this is a working vacation, but talks on the fiscal cliff remain largely deadlocked. meanwhile, members of congress came to honolulu on sunday to along with the president say good-bye to one of their own. with the fiscal cliff deadline looming, lawmakers and president obama attended a memorial servi
. >>> these are the questions that dog us. if you're traveling on an airplane, who gets the arm rest? the person in the middle gets both arm rests? >> no. >> no. >> that's an important one. what do you do about the kid who is kicking the back of your seat? how do you address that one? >> you turn around and you ask the parent please keep your kid from kicking the seat. >> that's one way of handling it. >> then if he keeps doing it? >> then you kick the parent. >> you ask the stewardess. >>> sparkly and shiny, big fashion tips straight ahead. >>> for folks who have college-age kids or getting ready to go to college the deadline is fast approaching. we'll give you important advice of how to get your high schooler ready to put his best foot forward as far as college applications. >>> let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a look at the headlines. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning, everyone. daring rescue operation in afghanistan has left a navy s.e.a.l. dead. part of a rescue operation to free an american doctor abducted by the taliban. dr. dilip joseph had been taken five days ago by the taliban. th
the u.s. from hitting its borrowing limit on new year's eve. >>> former president h.w. bush is stige the hospital and in intensive care with a guarded fever. he was hospitalized in late november and admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south african president, nelson mandela has been returned from hto his home being hospitalized. he had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks, treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home. >>> and two bear cubs in the eastern forester, abandoned by their mothers meaning they were too young to take care of themselves. right now, the chief forester is taking care of them and eventually hopes to send them to a rehab center for wild animals. very cute. >>> this turtle just wants attention and went looking for love in all the wrong places. this commercial diver was at first surprised to find the massive turtle hanging on its back and gave him a shove to send him on its way. the lovelorn turtle was not deterred, and going back for more can noodling in thailand. the div
go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody, it's wines day wednesday, december 26th, and hopefully you had yourself a merry little christmas. >> you know what, it's over. i can't believe it's over. >> it comes and it goes. >> just like that. >> the buildup's so big. i've always loved that song the most of all the pop carols around, "have yourself a merry little christmas." they are the sweetest ones, that's what i had. how about you, hoda? >> great, great, great christmas. here's the thing, because it's falling on such a weird day, wednesday, a lot of people are realizing today they actually have to go back to work. today on wednesday. >> we're here! >> you have to go back to work and people make up excuses not to show up. they call in sick. >> or somebody else is sick. one worker said her dog was having a nervous breakdown. holidays are stressful. >> ano
that have given us this chance. so we owe it to them. >> doing great work. meanwhile, your career, man, you guys are doing incredibly well. you really are. >> welm, we're pretty amazing. >> that's what happens. >> you do say so yourself. it's always good to have you here, pat. >> always good to be here. >> all right. have a good holiday. >>> mr. roker, we'll have much more ahead, but first, let's go inside, natalie's got a check of the headlines. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news that the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people as president assad's regime is on the brink of collapse amid that country's civil war. the syrian military has loaded precursor chemicals for deadly nerve gas into bombs and they're now awaiting final orders from president assad. >>> it's a high-stakes game of chicken on capitol hill as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are standing their ground on the plans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. treasury secretary tim geithner says the administration will allow the nation to be slammed by tax hikes and spending cuts in the new year
, and it's been so difficult to even be a bystander and listen, and i think the hard thing for all of us -- and i know even me at home -- when hurricane sandy hit, you could do something. you could send clothes, money. you could physically help them clean up. in this ca you want to do something, but you're peeking into this really tragic, sad world, and the only thing i think a lot of people and parents can do is hug their kids and pray for those families, and i think there's a weird sort of -- don't you feel like a helpless feeling? you want to do something, and there's nothing worse than standing watching someone who is in pain and not being able to lean in and help. >> anybody that was complaining about anything before this happened, it puts everything into perspective, doesn't it? and the fact that there were not only 20 precious little lives, innocent little children, but six adults as well, and all women, all of them were somebody's daughter, somebody's sister, somebody's wife, and probably somebody's mother as well. we know that for the principal. >> sometimes even surviving, ther
's largest church, will give us her perspective as we enter the fiebl final week before the christmas holiday. >> nbc's lester holt is here with more on the tragedy. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. tough weekend. the community needed the president to come here. he met with the first responders, the families. the speech he delivered was not one that many expected. he offered words of comfort, he also laid down a political gauntlet. for the fourth time since taking office, president obama stood before a community shattered by mass murder to offer words of comfort. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> the president called last friday the worst day of his presidency. and this time he came with more than words of consolation. the president, sketching the outlines of what amounted to a policy statement on gun violence. >> can we honestly say we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting this on this the last few days and if we're honest with ourselves, the answer is no. in the coming weeks, i
in rockefeller plaza. >>> hey, everybody, so glad you're here with us, it's winesday wednesday, it's december 5th. >> already. >> already is right. >> is flying by. should we do a toast just to midweek? >> absolutely. >> and to the luncheon we are going to have today. >> that's right. we are going to see a lot of you today, hopefully about 200 of you at gallagher's. called gallagher's steak house at west 52nd street, just two doors down from "scandalous." >> 11:30 we will be there. we are going to this studio and go running over there. >> hopefully we'll see you at the matinee. >>> sad news to announce that we did post our closing date yesterday, we had to. sadly. i was with the cast last night and i'm prejudiced, of course, i'm the mother of this show. they are the best -- they are the best cast on broadway. they are unbelievable. and i love them to pieces. every -- you know, there's a sadness that comes with this but a good art tell in "the post" today, michael reidel writes the definitive theater article. he was saying so many of the brand-new shows this fall really really have struggled and a
on them rights and thumbing their noses at us. well we got to do something about it. say roy, you've got a stake in this. doesn't that new ranch land of yours, extend right down into the river bed? yes but i don't know how far in sheriff, the only way to find out is to have it surveyed. well you'll have to clean out that rat's nest first. then let's clean it out. but how? sheriff, i got an idea while mr. carol was talking... listen, suppose you get a posse together, pat and i will ride out in front... alright men, let's mount up. whoa now! whoa, whoa! just have patience. ♪ ♪ ♪ what's the matter pat, did you forget how to ride a horse? pat's been chaufering that jeep so long, he's forgotten all about horses. yeah and i wish i could keep on forgetting about them too. all i had to do with this jeep is get in and turn on the key. then get out and get under. yeah, you spend more time pushing that jeep then it spends pulling you, boy. ♪ ♪ ♪ say, look who's slim, get rusty, looks like we've got company. it's a buck. you got you over a barrel, now what's your n
. >> it certainly is. can you believe new year's is knocking on the door? >> i'm not ready for it. i just got used to writing 2012 on my checks, you know? >> so you guys have seen those awkward -- those things they do of people in awkward situations. first world problems and those things on youtube. you guys have seen thousands? now they do a new one and it's an awkward situation problem. this is by scooter mcgruder. >> you've got to love a guy named scooter mcgruder. let's watch how he summed up these awkward situations. >> top 100 that awkward moment when. mom recommends eharmony.com. when someone holds a hug too long. when your sister walks in during a sex scene in a movie or dad. when you you feel something crawling on you. when someone recognizes you but you don't recognize them. >> do i know you? >> when you can't recognize your own handwriting. you can't remember what happened in real life or a dream. when you don't remember if you put on deodorant. when you're left with someone you just met. when you ask someone how pregnant they are. >> i'm not pregnant. >> and they're not pregnant. you'r
geist with erica hill. joining us this morning, great co-host. >> i can't believe i'm on the plaza. with all these fine people coming out for new year's eve. so nice to meet you, too. >> nice to meet you, too. >> the billy to the willie and i'm coming in hot. >> i think you're going to like t we'll talk more about kit. >> learn everything there is to know about kit. also ahead, we're taking a look back at some of the best in entertainment of 2012. oh, yes, here they are. of course, all the movies. you name t we'll also look ahead to 2013, what you can expect. >> all right, guys. on the computer, those instagram, but now there's cinnagram, poke. >> i'm big on twitter. i'm getting better on the other stuff. >> i'm following my 10-year-old on this. aall the trends for 2013. >> plus we'll take a look back at the year that was, some of the best doing gangnam style. >> yes! >> lots of dancing on this show when you look back. al getting loose. man! you don't realize how much dancing there was until you see it all at once. let take a look at it in a few minutes. first let's go inside and g
might have tracked him down still at work. >>> and she's out. murder charges dropped against the u.s. open tennis referee accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug. and while she's walking free, authorities say the case against her still isn't closed. today is saturday, december 1st, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from studio >> did i just say december 1st already? >> i don't know how that happened. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. there is a little bit of a break for folks this morning, but it's not going to last. millions of residents along the west coast will get hit hard later today when a new storm stretching from central california up to washington state pounds the region. already the stormy weather there in recent days has turned deadly. we'll get dylan's forecast in just a minute. >>> also ahead, the president hitting the road trying to do an end around past congress. he's pushing his proposal to stall the dispute over the fiscal cliff. will his newest campaign of taking
'll get her reaction coming up >>> we'll also hear from the 29-year-old surfer that used his fists and his board to save his life when a shark kept coming at him again and again. >> scary story. >>> later on, we'll switch gears and look back at the year in pop culture, from the rise of honey boo boo to the unlikely bop lairity of that catchy tune, gang ham style. >> slightly popular, wasn't it? >>> we begin with the race in washington to fist fiscal cliff deadline including a preview of david gr david gregory's exclusive interview. we begin with kristen welker. >> the house is back in session and they could announce a deal as early as this afternoon. many saying this entire episode represents a lack of leadership on both sides of pennsylvania. with less than 48 hours until the tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, florida small business owner, gary simmons, is watching what happens in washington closely. >> it could directly impact our business if people do not have the extra dollars to come shopping. that hurts business. >> reporter: it is a frustration that is being felt coast to coas
of something criminal happening. we have these four dolls in front of us. i guarantee you, the young men who are represented here are not happy with the grammy nom from last night. they got snubbed. willie has a couple of kids who are teen fans of these. could you, and this is a test, could you name each one of these individuals by their doll? >> i'm laughing because the answer is yes. i want to be clear, we have not prepared for this. i know this is my daughter's favorite zain. this is liam, your lead singer guy. >> positive? >> yep. 100%. that's niles, the irish guy. is that correct? >> i don't think so. >> that's harry. >> he's dating taylor. >> and this is luis who doesn't get a lot of attention, but i believe deserves more. >> we'll take them down. >> by the way, $29.95. these are a good deal and they sing. >> you've been with the "today" show for about a month. so far you had a storied career. you went from a news guy to having a little laughing and scratching with the rest of us. >> laughing and scratching. >> would you like to see how your month looked? >> do i have a choice? >> no.
. we found it this morning, it's just right. see ya back here. okay, come on, girl. ♪ ú úúilg with us. i promised steve and eddy i'd meet them again, right after i finished eating. thank you, lassie. here dear, i taped the wing for you. i think she'll fly again now. i'll be the best pilot on a big plane. classified information? well, that means a secret. well suppose you give this enemy all the details? but i can't mom. steve and eddy and i, we made a pact. and i couldn't ask you to break that pact, now could i? i'm not supposed to. alright. i understand. can i go now? i promised i'd meet them. well your father telephoned and especially asked that you would get started with your afternoon chores. well, alright you run ahead but be back by two thirty. thanks, mom. come on girl. timmy! about that secret project, don't you get into anything dangerous. i won't mom. ♪ where ya been? what's the matter with you? i told my mom, by accident. what'd you do that for? i told ya it was an accident, i didn't mean to. what did she say? she said not to do anything dangerous. is this gonna be danger
the tree. because the tree was out, decorated. so we unplugged it and ran it, the three of us, into a storage area downstairs and shut it. so we welcomed the people in our house. and then the next christmas we were like, where's the tree? it was already decorated. it was awesome. so we would take the fully decorated tree and put it right back out. and there it was. >> plug it in. wow. >> that's all you've got to do. it was a great christmas tradition. >> i can't compete with that story, hoda. i really, really can't. >> let's talk christmas traditions, shall we? the most obvious of the christmas traditions, which is what? there's santa claus is decorating the tree. here are some others. christmas cards. that's interesting where this started. >> i didn't know this story. yeah. >> a guy named sir henry cole, he was an english civil servant, and he at one point was too busy to write out a card for every person, so he had an artist friend of his come and paint beautiful pictures on cards. he would give them out. >> then the card would say a merry christmas and a happy new year to y
is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack at a u.s. military base in afghanistan. vehicle driven by the bomber exploded at the gate to the base in the eastern part of the country. it happened today, killing three afghans. >>> police have found the body and chilling note in the home of a man who set his house on fire, then killed two firefighters christmas eve in upstate new york. they believe the body is that of william spengler's older sister. the note said spengler wanted to do what he liked doing best, killing people. >>> the christmas holiday is over for president obama and congress members both will be back in washington to try to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts january 1st. >>> price of milk could double if congress doesn't provide a fix for dairy prices. as you know aen s one scenario is to attach a farm bill to the fiscal cliff legislation if a deal can be reached in time. >>> newtown, connecticut, police in neighboring communities filled in for newtown officers so they could all have the day off to spend christmas with their families. >>> school shootings
into it. all of a sudden, boom. >> nonstop. >> slightly more of us hate gift shopping. you want to find the right gift for a friend or for somebody. the thing we hate the most of all these things are crowds and long lines. what do you think about that? >> yeah. i don't know, i think it's fun when people stampede over each other trying to get a tv or something. >>> we have some stress relievers. >> yes, we need it. >> these are a way to recover and relax. it's a kit. basically, having a massage therapist wherever you go. >> what's inside yours? >> i have a ball inside mine. >> what's yours? >> oh! yours is a wine holder. >> it's a little joke. >> these you're supposed to roll it on your leg like that to work your leg out or on your behind. oh, lord, we have to get up? i have spanx on, there's always a whole issue. with the microphone. anyway, hello! oh, that does feel good. >> hi, hoda. >> my back just cracked. >> i don't know, i think you're supposed to take the wine out of there. it's a little -- is it supposed to improve circulation, stretch your muscles. the woman who designed it was
a nurse who used to work with her came to her defense. >> if it's somebody's place with a clearance policy, i don't know what i would have done or anybody else must have done. >> reporter: london police have told australian authorities they may be interested in speaking to the deejays about this prank. now in this letter, the chairman goes on to say the outcome was unforeseeable and very regrettable and that the company is taking immediate action and reviewing the broadcast and processes involved. i understand that the deejays themselves are in quite a fragile state but they are very keen to speak to the media and that we may be hearing from them as soon as tomorrow. >> annabel roberts, thank you. >>> a check of other top stories we turn over to jenna. >> we'll start with the dramatic rescue in eastern afghanistan where an american doctor abducted by the taliban five days ago has been freed. dr. dilip joseph of colorado springs was rescued by u.s. and afghan troops overnight after intelligence showed he was in danger of eminent danger or possible death. dr. joseph was seen in the video pos
of the broadcast. >>> we will talk a little holiday shopping. you told us you hadn't really started yet. your focus is on tomorrow to do all your shopping. i was flipping through the papers. i have good ideas. i am in good shape. >> you are not alone >>> the great holiday getaway continues. lots of people heading out to get home for the holidays. we have a preview of what's in store on the rhodes and at the airports. >> it is going to be a rather quiet christmas we are told for will and kate, the prince and the dutchess have decided to do their own thing this year to break with the decades of royal family tradition. we will tell you how they plan to spend the holiday. >> we are going to show our skills in the kitchen from bonbons to beef wellington. we are making and sharing our favorite holiday dishes. i wonder whose will be the best and who came up with the lame excuse that the dog ate my bread. >> you are calling that an excuse? >> it sure sound like one. >> wait until you see the sad face on the dog. >>> millions of people haven't gun their holiday shopping yet. lester is one of them. michelle
. there aren't many of us left. boy, we could really use you fo - oh? well you see, my mom and some of the other ladies at church, they're gathering up old toys and fixing them for the kids at the children's hospital in capital city. there's a whole bunch of stuff in our barn. there's a lot of fixing to be done. i'd be very glad to assist your ladies, timmy. i'll offer them my services tomorrow. but for today, holly and i have come an awful long way. we'll have to leave you now and seek out a place to spend the night. it's been a great pleasure making your acquaintance, timmy. and you, too, lassie. mr. nicholson, why don't you come home with us? i'll ask mom if she can fix you a bed. holly can sleep in the barn! well, we'd be indebted to you. the barn would be find for holly and for me, too, because i've got a bed in the wagon. (9hink he'll be comfortable in there. he and timmy are getting holly good. you know, mr. nicholson is such an unusual man. his manners, and the way he speaks... almost as though he's from another century. and that quaint wagon. and the don
to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff. but can they do it in time? >>> and family feud. a college student fed up with what she calls her meddling, overbearing parents goes to court to get them to back off. now, she has a restraining order. today, saturday, december 29, order. today, saturday, december 29, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm cain for lester holt. just when you thought it was safe to go out, another storm is hitting the east coast. >> there won't be as bad as the storm that spun off tornadoes and dumped heavy snow across the northeast and the east this week. it could certainly impact holiday travel. we'll have the latest coming up in a moment. >>> also ahead, in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy, a new plan from the controversial sheriff in arizona. he wants armed volunteers to patrol the schools there. we'll get into that debate. >>> then, we'll share with you a romance story 20 years in the making. it began with a simple love letter in elementary school. >>> plus, d
as troublemakers and place them behind bars. that'll give us enough time to get evidence to convict them. but we'll need a federal warrant and a federal marshal to serve it. - washington's a long way off. - the governor is much closer. just show him the silver bullet. - what if the fighting should cut loose while i'm gone? the way things are now, it'll only take one shot to start them off. - i'll see that that shot isn't fired. you just get to the governor. somehow, i'll keep the ranchers and indians apart. good luck, sheriff. [piano music] ♪ - it's come at last. the indians are gathering for war. pack some things for lila. i'm sending her away until this is over. - reece, it isn't safe out there. - be a lot worse here. if she's to go at all, now's the time. - reece, anything can happen out on that road. - welcome, will you please pack her things? - pack only her things? - you're not going. a woman's place is with her husband. - why am i not going? - i think you wouldn't be on the outside for one minute before you'd be blabbing to everybody in creation about certain things that have happened a
>>> from nbc news, this is "today." >> hello everybody. hoda and i are so happy you're here with us on try day friday. december 28. hoda is shining up her high heels because she's going to do something crazy on new year's eve, aren't you? >> yes. i don't know what it's going to be, but i'm going to do something. >> we're not telling you. >> have you ever been so sick and tired of your life that you wish you could just get in the car -- >> you're asking me this year? >> -- and drive away. you're at the grocery store, you're over it. your kids are crying, you don't have the money for the bills. all you want to do is drive. >> instead of runaway bride, you're a runaway mother or person. >> this one mom was tired of it, >> she did it. >> she had had a rough go of it. and she decided that she was going to -- she was grocery shopping and she'd had enough. she took some cash, put away her cell phone and decided she was going to make a break for it. she drove to orlando from her place i think in pennsylvania. she drove away. >> that's a long way. >> here's the bad part. she didn't tell her
in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. we're so glad you're with us today. it is booze day tuesday. it's december 18th. hoda and i were just saying sometimes it's hard to get up in the morning and go to work and you sort of want to give up on the world, and then hoda said you can't today. it's booze day tuesday. >> how could we? >> plus, there's hope in the world. we're going to show you some hope in our show today. >> it was kind of cool. if you were at home watching "the voice" last night, which was the finale, they started off with this really, really moving tribute. there have been a lot of terrific tributes, but this one was really striking, i think. all the coaches and the participants sang a beautiful song. let's take a listen. ♪ i heard there was a secret chord that david played and it pleased the lord but you don't really care for music, do you ♪ ♪ and it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth ♪ the nine -- minor fourth the major left ♪ ♪ hallelujah ♪ hallelujah ♪ hallelujah ♪ i did my best and it wasn't much, i couldn't feel so i tried to touch i told the tru
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